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Olympia Festival, 20th anniversary!


Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People is celebrating its 20th anniversary this December.

We’re still in the planning stages, so stay tuned for more info!




By Nikos Thedosiou

(Text written for the catalog of MICE 2017 –  Μostra Ιnternacional de Cinema Education)

In the 17th year of the 21st century, almost no one questions the introduction of media literacy into all levels of education. Researchers are continuously publishing research and modules are announced. But from the announcements until the implementation, the gap is huge.   Read more of this post

Public Policy Status of Media Literacy in Greece


Α report on Greek media literacy public policy by Irene Andriopoulou, Secretariat General for Media & Communication. Reproduced from «Media & Learning News»,  January 2017


Media literacy policy from a public perspective is a long overdue and complicated issue in Greece. For years until the beginning of the 21st Century, it remained mostly under the academic umbrella as a theoretical school of thought about media. However, gradually it became clear that it is a public engagement responsibility that (should) involve actors from both the public and private fields, focusing on the emerging behaviorial patterns of users-consumers-producers that are multiplexed with the media industry. Read more of this post

A magnificent closing ceremony


On Saturday December 10, a magnificent closing ceremony marked the closure of this year’s festival. It took place at the Conference Center of the Ilia Prefecture in Pyrgos and, among other things, it revolved around the awards for the 19th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People and the 16th Camera Zizanio. Read more of this post


On Saturday night, the Deputy Head of the Western Greece Prefecture, Mr Giorgos Georgiopoulos, declared the start of the 19th Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in an amazingly crowded theater. The leading roles for the night were in the responsibility of some “ex-Zizania” of the Olympia Festival; meaning children that had been “recruited” to the festival by making their own films for Camera Zizanio – some of them at the very beginning, 19 years ago.

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